First Line Fridays 5.25.18

It’s First Line Friday time.  Pick up any nearby book and share a line in the comments below.

Today’s first line comes from another Love Finds You… book.  I’m continuing my recent theme! 

Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana

First Line Fridays by Denise M. Colby, Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana by Tricia Goyer & Ocieanna Fleissby Tricia Goyer & Ocieanna Fleiss

 

I have read several from this line and being the history/geography lover that I am, have found these real town names and fiction stories fun.

So here’s the first line.  Drumroll please…….

 

“Feels like I’m sleeping in a covered wagon with all this shaking.” Nineteen-year-old Julia Cavanaugh forced her eyes open.

 

In return, I hope you will share the first line from any book you choose in the comments below.  And then head on over to:

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Happy Reading,

Denise

First Line Fridays – 5.11.18

It’s First Line Friday time.  Pulling again from treasures read a while ago, today’s first line comes from another Love Finds You… book.  I thought I would do them all in a row!

Love Finds You in Hope, Kansas by Pamela Griffin

Book Cover Love Finds You in Hope, Kansas by Pamela Griffin - First Line Fridays Denise M. Colby Blog Post

I have read several from this line and being the history/geography lover that I am, have found these real town names and fiction stories fun.

So here’s the first line.  Drumroll please…….

Hope, Kansas

Midsummer 1889

“Don’t just stand there with your mouth hangin’ open like a fish. Do you want a new ma or don’t you?” Andy directed the tense question to their little sister, Maggie, who hovered outside the stable door in clear indecision about whether to join them.

In return, I hope you will share the first line from any book you choose in the comments below.  And then head on over to:

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Happy Reading,

Denise

First Line Fridays – 5.4.18

It’s First Line Friday time.  Pulling again from treasures read a while ago, today’s first line comes from another Love Finds You… book.

Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada by Susan Page Davis

Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island Canada by Susan Page Davis First Line Friday Post by Denise M. Colby

I have read several from this line and being the history/geography lover that I am, have found these real town names and fiction stories fun.

So here’s the first line.  Drumroll please…….

June 27, 1860

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The back door to the kitchen burst open. Molly Orland nearly dropped the wooden spoon she held.

In return, I hope you will share the first line from any book you choose in the comments below.  And then head on over to:

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Happy Reading,

Denise

First Line Fridays – 4.27.18

It’s First Line Friday time.  I’ve been off the grid a bit over the past month with a musical I was assistant directing, spring break college hunting for my son and several family birthdays.  Now I’m back and I have a new batch of First Line’s to share.  I recently went through my plethora of books I stored under my bed (it was like finding treasure!) and found several I plan to share over the next few weeks.

So here’s the book I selected for todays First Line:

Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio by Lisa Harris

Love finds you in revenge, ohio by Lisa Harris Christian romance fiction

I have read several from this line and being the history/geography lover that I am, have found these real town names and fiction stories fun.

So here’s the first line.  Drumroll please…….

Revenge, Ohio, 1884

The only thing worse than being a spinster is being a twice-jilted spinster.

In return, I hope you will share the first line from any book you choose in the comments below.  And then head on over to:

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Happy Reading,

Denise

First Line Fridays – 3.2.18

It’s First Line Friday time.  Here’s the book I selected for todays First Line.  It’s in my TBR pile:

Bandolero by Nancy J. Farrier historical romanceBandolero by Nancy J. Farrier

Land of Promise, Book 1

Nancy is a friend of mine that I met through two different writing groups**.  This is her first Indie book, although she has several others out either in collections or as stand alone.

Here’s the book blurb:

She’s been rejected and betrayed. 
He sacrificed all to seek revenge. 
Can they find they trust God as time runs out?

Alta California 1830’s
Yoana Armenta knows she is doomed to a miserable existence after her betrothal is broken. But when her reckless behavior results in her and her Tía being captured by bandoleros, Yoana fears her impulsive nature may cause irreparable disaster. 

Amado Castro gave a death bed promise that he intends to keep – at all costs. When that means endangering Yoana’s life, he struggles with the decision to honor his word, or to protect Yoana, whom he has come to care for more than he could have imagined. 

Now as the women face a fate worse than death, Amado and Yoana both have choices to make. Will they each be willing to surrender self, and trust God, even if that means the worst could happen?

So here’s the first line.  Drumroll please…….

Alta California–1830’s

Billowing sheets of gray congregated overhead. A few rays of sun stabbed through the mass to brush pale fingers across Yoana’s face. Fingers too weak to warm her chilled heart.

In return, I hope you will share the first line from any book you choose in the comments below.  And then head on over to:

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Happy Reading,

Denise

**One of the writing groups is the Faith, Hope and Love Chapter of Romance Writers of America.  You can follow our FHL chapter on Facebook or on Twitter and learn about other authors who write Inspirational and Sweet Romance Fiction, or check out the chapters website www.faithhopelove-rwa.org.

 

First Line Fridays – 2.23.18

It’s First Line Friday time.  Here’s the book I selected for todays First Line:

Wild Montana Sky Book 1 in Montana Sky Series by Debra HollandWild Montana Sky by Debra Holland

Debra is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Montana Sky Series, a collection of heartwarming historical Western romances. Wild Montana Sky is the first in the series of ten (10)!  FYI – In 2013, Amazon selected Starry Montana Sky (#2) as one of their Top 50 Greatest Love Stories.

So here’s the first line.  Drumroll please…….

Boston, 1893

Laurence married!

Elizabeth Hamilton leaned against the blue-and-gold-papered wall of the entry hall and stared in shock at the telegram from her brother.

In return, I hope you will share the first line from any book you choose in the comments below.  And then head on over to:

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Happy Reading,

Denise

First Line Fridays – 2.16.18

It’s First Line Friday time.  I’m going back into my keep pile for today’s first line.

A Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist

Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist Historical Romance Book cover Deeanne Gist is one of my favorite authors. 

I loved how she showed the servant side of this era in this book.

So here’s the first line.  Drumroll please…….

Like a butterfly breaking free from its confining cocoon, Tillie Reese emerged from the barren, tan-colored servants’ hall into the opulence of the Biltmore’s main level.

In return, I hope you will share the first line from any book you choose in the comments below.  And then head on over to:

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Happy Reading,

Denise

First Line Fridays – 2.9.18

It’s First Line Friday time.  Today’s first line is taken from another novella in the collection titled “Four Weddings and A Kiss”

The Novella is titled:

A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton

So here’s the first line.  Drumroll please…….

She might be as crazy as they said, but Katie Pearl had learned that most men were light between the ears.

And as a bonus, here is the first line of the prologue that leads into all the four novellas:

Reverend Gregory Miller dreaded going home.

In return, I hope you will share the first line from any book you choose in the comments below.  And then head on over to:

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Happy Reading,

Denise

First Line Fridays – 2.2.18

First Line Fridays, Hoarding BooksIt’s First Line Friday time.  Today’s first line is taken from the novella:

A Letter To the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher

So here’s the first line.  Drumroll please…….

Molly Everton flung open the door to her father’s office in the Killdeer Sentinel, not caring that it hit the wall with a loud crack, “Is it true, Father?”

A Rita Award finalist, this novella is one of four in a collection titled “Four Weddings and A Kiss”.  The collection has a fun prologue with four pastors sitting around a campfire.

In return, I hope you will share the first line from any book you choose in the comments below.  And then head on over to:First Line Friday

Happy Reading,

Denise